Anyone try the pin worm parasite OR find after having appendix removed it made a difference?

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   Posted 7/11/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to buy those pin worm's based on that research out of utah, but its just too expensive. If it really would make my life better I'd try saving up for it, anyone ever try it? Also I recall hearing that after people have their appendix removed it made their UC better.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Worms have helped some improve but others not.  I doubt you will be able to find a reputable surgeon, or insurance company, that will electively remove your appendix as a means to improve your UC.  That's very sketchy.


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 7/18/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I just came across an article about this. 90% of the 30 people in a study who had their appendix removed found UC symptoms resolved or improved.

Here's the link:

And if you click on 'preliminary trial' in the article, you can read detailed information on the trial.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 & Primadophilus Bifidus, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Asacol suppository occasionally

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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you sure they were using pin worms? The research I have read was about whip and hook worms. I can tell you from personal experience you don't want pin worms at least active ones. They are one of the few internal/intestinal parasites that are still quite common in the West, particularly if you are around children. Pin worms are quite benign but very annoying, they like to come out for a breath of air, to lay their eggs and wiggle around if you get my drift.

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   Posted 7/20/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
omg.. not only does the tush burn, it will be itchy as well. that doesnt sound pleasant at all!
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago  o.O  now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours.  plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.

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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been diagnosed with UC since 2001 and my appendix was inflamed and removed in 2004 and there was no improvement in my UC.  So I wouldn't choose to remove a body part and go through surgery hoping that it will fix the UC without any guarantees.

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   Posted 7/20/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I also had my appendix removed about 5 years ago and I came out of remission last year. Having my appendix removed does not seem to have any effect on the UC.
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